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3 perfect replacements for Thibaut Courtois at Chelsea if he departs

Chelsea supporters in the Football Transfer Tavern will be happy with how their team’s season is going, as they currently sit seven points clear at the top of the Premier League.

But they might be slightly concerned at what could happen to their squad during the summer.

Of course, star striker and top goalscorer Diego Costa has been heavily linked with a big-money move to China during the January transfer window, and now rumours are circulating that goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has his eyes on a move to Spanish giants Real Madrid at the end of the campaign – Blues supporters standing at the bar would certainly be worried about losing two players that make up the spine of the side.

The potential exit of the 24-year-old would be a big blow for manager Antonio Conte, with the Belgian widely regarded to be one of the best stoppers in the English top flight alongside the likes of Manchester United’s David De Gea and Tottenham Hotspur’s Hugo Lloris.

If he did leave Stamford Bridge, Conte would need to bring in another world-class goalkeeper who would be ready to be the club’s number one straight away – any ideas, landlord?

Here are THREE replacements for Courtois if he does depart Chelsea…

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